February 17, 2019

The ripple effect of being kind

The ripple effect of being kind To mark Random Acts of Kindness Day, we have caught up with Siobhán O’ Brien, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing, North Lee Community Care Services, to talk about a kindness initiative that aims to send ripples of compassion throughout the HSE, impacting positively on staff, patients, service users […]

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February 15, 2019

Second ABLE open course launched

Second ABLE open course launched Due to high demand from practitioners across all healthcare and social care disciplines, we are holding a second open ABLE course in Cork in May. ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) brief intervention training offers a framework and skills to help you to engage with, understand, listen […]

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February 14, 2019

Why we love practitioners

Why we love practitioners St Valentine’s Day is traditionally a time to express love and affection to people in our lives. It’s a day to celebrate good relationships and to appreciate how they can strengthen our health and well-being. Given that our work is all about supporting practitioners to build responsive relationships, we thought we […]

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February 11, 2019

Our ABLE training empowers practitioners at Hospital Family Resource Centre

Recognising that the quality of relationships is a key determinant of health and well-being, a group of staff and volunteers from Hospital Family Resource Centre in Limerick gathered recently for a booster training session following our tailored 3-day ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) training last year. Mary McGrath, FRC co-ordinator, said: […]

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February 7, 2019

UCC Alumni Spotlight – Dr Maeve Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht

UCC Alumni Office connects alumni of University College Cork and organises a series of events for alumni throughout Ireland and around the world to connect. It was great to see our founder, Dr Maeve Hurley, featured in their regular ‘Spotlight’ feature this week. A UCC graduate, Maeve shares some lovely memories of her time as […]

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Upcoming Courses

ABLE | Cork | May 14th, 28th & 29th 

Northridge House, Castle Road, Blackrock, Co. Cork

Early Bird Ends April 16th 2019

Book here

“Every school needs to experience this training”
Mary, Teacher